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Trump tells Sessions to un-recuse himself in Russia probe to ‘stop this witch hunt’ in latest panicked tweet

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday told his own attorney general to un-recuse himself from getting involved in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election so that he could shut the entire probe down.

“This is a terrible situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further,” the president wrote. “Bob Mueller is totally conflicted, and his 17 Angry Democrats that are doing his dirty work are a disgrace to USA!”

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Sessions recused himself in 2017 from being involved in the Russia investigation after it was revealed that he failed to disclose a meeting he had with former Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the 2016 presidential election. Sessions had initially told the Senate during sworn testimony that he didn’t have any contacts with any Russian officials during the campaign.

Shortly after his tweet aimed at Sessions, Trump then insinuated that the federal government set him up by not warning him against hiring Paul Manafort, who is on trial this week for alleged money laundering and tax fraud charges, to be his campaign chairman.

“Paul Manafort worked for Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole and many other highly prominent and respected political leaders,” the president wrote. “He worked for me for a very short time. Why didn’t government tell me that he was under investigation. These old charges have nothing to do with Collusion – a Hoax!”

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Trump has been ramping up his attacks on the Mueller probe in recent days, as he hinted on Sunday that Mueller might be biased against him because Mueller quit one of the president’s golf clubs.

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Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough on Wednesday speculated that Trump sounds increasingly panicked in his attacks on Mueller and the media because he knows “more really bad news is coming.”


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Florida seniors are ‘highly susceptible’ to coronavirus — which could hurt Trump’s reelection chances

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On Monday, The Washington Post examined the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on older voters' politics, and in particular how it is hurting President Donald Trump with the critical demographic in Florida — a state that is almost mandatory for the president to win for a second term.

"While Democrats have worried about Biden’s struggles to excite younger voters, older voters who are upset with the president are poised to be potentially more influential in November, especially in swing states whose populations skew their way, like Florida, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Michigan and Wisconsin," reported Jenna Johnson and Lori Rozsa. "In Florida, more than 20 percent of those who voted in the 2016 election were over age 65, according to exit polls. In 2016, Trump won the Florida senior vote by a 17-point margin over Clinton, according to exit polls. The state ranks as one Trump must almost certainly win to insure his victory, while Biden has other paths to the White House."

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Trump adviser’s ‘repugnant’ lack of concern for human life slammed by ethics expert

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On Monday, President Donald Trump's economic adviser Kevin Hassett appeared on CNN to urge the economy to reopen, saying, "Our human capital stock is ready to go back to work."

White House adviser Kevin Hassett: "Our human capital stock is ready to go back to work." #HumanCapitalStock pic.twitter.com/Yl9KwJf6KP

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 25, 2020

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Trump scorned for claiming he has ‘great reviews’ on COVID-19: ‘This is not a game show’

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On Monday, President Donald Trump complained on Twitter that he wasn't getting enough credit for his COVID-19 response, but that he was still getting "great reviews" on it all the same.

Commenters on social media were not pleased with the president's remarks.

Great reviews? Like on Rotten Tomatoes?

— Lira (@LoudmouthLira) May 25, 2020

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